14 episodes

In The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we focus on positive, inspiring stories of everyday people doing cool stuff. What drives people to go after their dreams? What can the rest of us get out of hearing their stories? We take you deeper into the story as we get to the heart of why this is so important to them.

The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier GARY METIVIER

    • Documentary

In The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we focus on positive, inspiring stories of everyday people doing cool stuff. What drives people to go after their dreams? What can the rest of us get out of hearing their stories? We take you deeper into the story as we get to the heart of why this is so important to them.

    Episode 11: Beads of Courage /Woodturners Work For Kids

    Episode 11: Beads of Courage /Woodturners Work For Kids

    In This Heart of the Story w/ Gary Metivier we meet a retired police officer who has found another way to serve his community. Bill worked mostly in crimes involving children. Now he is helping children through his hobby that has turned into so much more. Woodturning has become a big part of is life. His club is working with the Beads of Courage Program. Children fighting cancer gets beads as badges of honor after each treatment and milestone. The wood turners make custom wooden boxes to hold those beads.

    • 19 min
    Episode 12: Night to Shine

    Episode 12: Night to Shine

    For one night a year, all across this country, and in other parts of the world, hundreds of thousands come together to shine. Tim Tebow's Night to Shine event is about giving those who happen to have special needs, a night of their own---a prom of their own.

    In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we meet two volunteers who represent so many that have touched countless lives through their work.

    • 20 min
    Episode 10: Bellson Beats/The World's Best Drummers

    Episode 10: Bellson Beats/The World's Best Drummers

    In this The Heart of The Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of a legendary composer and drummer. Louie Bellson made history with his music. Now, a young man with incredible talents of his own, is making sure the music and the message stay alive. A professional drummer and master teacher himself, Josh Duffee gives us a performance you won't soon forget.

    • 14 min
    Episode 9: Cody's Christmas Tradition

    Episode 9: Cody's Christmas Tradition

    In this The Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we share a Christmas story. My children's book Cody and Grandpa's Christmas tradition was inspired by a true story as told to me by a veteran following a veterans day event at a school. 

    In this podcast, we share the story behind the story--and the book itself, as read by me--the author.

    I hope you enjoyed this simple gift. Download and share with your children. And please give us a good review in return :)

    • 14 min
    Episode 8: Esports/Sports with an E

    Episode 8: Esports/Sports with an E

    In this Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of esports. Gaming has become a billion dollar industry. Some colleges are hiring coaches and recruiting gamers with scholarships and more. We hear from a coach living his dream and his team playing for theirs.

    • 26 min
    Episode 7: Wrestling with Change: Girls Fighting to Compete

    Episode 7: Wrestling with Change: Girls Fighting to Compete

    In This Heart of the Story with Gary Metivier we take you inside the world of female wrestling. Young girls are turning out in record numbers for a chance to show what they can do in this sport. But in some states, they are finding themselves pinned by rules that keep them out of the game.

    We hear from state champion girls and their coach who say they won't stop until they get the chance to compete at all levels.

    • 18 min

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